Music 65 / EE 65
(formerly Music 52 / EE 93)
What is this course and who should take it?
“Music Recording and Production" is a joint effort of the Departments of Music and Electrical and Computer Engineering. It has been given each Fall semester since 2008.
The course is in two “sections,” one for Engineering majors and the other for Arts & Sciences majors. The sections do not meet separately—one is a subset of the other.
This course is very popular and fills quickly! You can only register with the permission of the instructor. To insure your place in it, contact Prof. Lehrman as soon as registration opens.
|WHICH COURSE DO I SIGN UP FOR?||
Arts & Sciences
students sign up for Music 65*:
up for EE 65:**
*If you are an Arts & Sciences student planning to get the Sound Recording and Production emphasis of the Music Engineering Minor, you must enroll in EE 65, which means you must be taking, or have taken, ES 3.
**Engineering majors are allowed to sign up for Music 65 if they wish, but they will not get engineering credit for the course.
|WHAT WILL BE COVERED?||
Topics covered in the course will include:
Engineering majors will be getting extra material in the mathematics,
physics, acoustics, and electronics involved in audio recording and processing,
There will be several hands-on projects, using the Music department's equipment and facilities, including Distler Recital Hall, Fisher Performance Hall, and other spaces in the Granoff Music Center. These projects will involve recording voices, instruments, and groups, and mixing and processing new and existing recordings.
|WHO ARE THE INSTRUCTORS?||
Tom Bates teaches
the Engineering section of this course. Mr. Bates has been a recording
engineer and producer for 40 years and has won nine Grammy Awards, and
been nominated numerous times. He has recorded many major orchestras,
classical soloists, opera companies, jazz performers, and pop stars including
Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder, Paul Winter, Mark Knopfler, and Cyndi Lauper.
He has been the music mixer for several Emmy-winning documentaries and
Academy Award-nominated films, and was audio director for Saturday
He recorded the first commercial CD produced in Tufts' Distler Recital
Hall, the Matt Savage Trio, in December 2007.
Paul Lehrman teaches the Music section. He has been on the Tufts faculty for 12 years, teaching courses in Music for Multimedia, film scoring, and Electronic Musical Instrument Design. Since the Granoff Music Center opened he has been Coordinator of Music Technology, and he designed the computer music lab. He is the director of Tufts' Music Engineering Minor program.
Dr. Lehrman is a composer, writer, and consultant, and has had works performed at Carnegie Hall, at London Festival Hall, at Boston's and San Francisco's Symphony Halls, and on PBS-TV, History Channel, A&E, and Discovery Networks. He is one of the leading experts on MIDI and computer music, and was principal author of the definitive college textbook, MIDI For the Professional, which is still in print after 20 years. He has been a writer, columnist, and contributing editor for magazines such as Mix, Wired, Keyboard, Sound on Sound, and Electronic Musician. As a filmmaker, his work has been shown on PBS and at numerous festivals around the world. He has served as a design, documentation, and user-interface consultant for many software and hardware companies including Kurzweil, Avid, Yamaha, Roland, AKG, JBL, Mark of the Unicorn, Synthogy, and Apple.
|WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW?||The combined enrollment for both sections is limited to 12, and the course fills quickly. If you are interested in this course, please contact Prof. Lehrman at firstname.lastname@example.org. State your year, major, and appropriate courses and experience, and feel free to ask any questions you have.|